Message from the President
Dear ACHE/SFHEF Members & Colleagues:
With 2020 right around the corner, the transition reminds me of the importance of renewal as well as reflection. Let’s reflect first. It’s been an exciting year for SFHEF with many great educational and networking events. We’ve run the gamut from such important topics as Physician Satisfaction and Reducing Burnout to our sold-out November Networking at Chops & Hops, an axe-throwing lodge!
This will be my last message in the SFHEF Newsletter, and I can’t thank you all enough for giving me a “another bite of the apple.” Being President for the second time was a great honor and experience. I am proud of the work our Board has done and its many exciting future plans. There is a lot of work involved in moving an organization forward and upward and no one does it alone. And while it’s too late to become a 2020 Board member, I encourage all of you to think ahead to 2021. Being on the Board of Directors or a SFHEF committee allows you to guide the direction of our organization, determine what activities are in the best interests of the membership, and to collaborate with leaders in the healthcare field. And the best way to achieve a Board position is to spend the coming year volunteering, volunteering, volunteering. I can’t emphasize enough how important SFHEF involvement and experience is to be considered for a future position. Board members are not just “pretty faces” — these positions require a lot of work, time and commitment though out the entire year. But, at the same time, the rewards are tremendous.
Over the next year, we should all prepare for many disruptive conversations about the state of our industry which will hold us all even more accountable to positively influence healthcare in South Florida as well as our entire country. Let’s never forget that we all will make a difference … so let’s connect!
Charles Felix, 2019 SFHEF President